Our garbage disposal is broken. I called the landlord about it weeks ago. He said that he wanted to come out and look at it before he hired a plumber. At the time, it was only leaking. Now the disposal won't run. We can't use that side of the sink because it leaks water. When the dishwasher runs, water backs up into the sink and slowly drains. We have a bucket under the sink to catch water. Our apartment has a sewer odor, and I believe that it's coming from under the sink.
When I called the landlord weeks ago he said that he wanted to look at it first and see if he could fix it himself. He said that he would call and come out that weekend. I don't have any missed calls from him. I have called him a few times a week. I have left at least four messages. I even got his wife's cell phone number from one of the other tenants in the building. Their son lives in this building and said that they get off work at 5:00.
My father-in-law offered to buy us a new disposal if we pay him back. My husband wants to leave the landlord a message saying that if we don't hear from soon that we're going to get a new disposal and deduct it from our rent. I don't think that will go over well with the landlord. What if we get the new disposal and still have issues? But what other option do we have to get this resolved?